If Verizon employees are excited about the opportunity to get an iPhone on Verizon's network - they will have to wait. Verizon sent out an email to all employees yesterday asking them to refrain from purchasing an iPhone so that there will enough phones available for customers. Continue past the break to see the letter...
Apparently, if employees purchase an iPhone on a company line, rather than a personal line, they will be asked to pay for the service. But there is nothing stopping Verizon employees from purchasing an iPhone for personal use, it is just "frowned upon".
So what does this mean? Verizon iPhones may be tough to get for a while. iPhones are available for existing Verizon customers starting today, and will be available online for new customers starting February 9th at 3:01am. They will be available in stores on February 10th at 7am.